12598 Magnolia Avenue, Sanborn Minnesota 56083
Located 20 miles from Walnut Grove on the Laura Ingalls Historic Highway. The exhibit features two sod houses furnished in 1880s style and surrounded by prairie grassed and wildflowers. Representing both the rich and the poor settler, the houses contain oil lamps, wood burning stoves, a fainting couch and an outhouse. The houses are open daily and guided tours are offered. A fur traders log cabin is also on the site. Open April through October.
Other History nearby:
(New Ulm) Harkin General Store
(Comfrey) Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site
(Morton) Lower Sioux Agency History Center
(Sanborn) McCone 1880 Sod House Exhibit
(New Ulm) Way of the Cross
12/03 Coming to The Sanborn area
Minnesota Alpaca Festival Owatonna MN April13-14 The halter show has over 500 alpacas in the most astonishing array of colors. Award winning fleece will be on display throughout the weekend! This is also a shopping extravaganza.
Scott-Carver Thresher's Annual Swap Meet Jordan MN May4-5 Antique car, tractor, farm equipment and machinery for consignment and auction.
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
North Iowa Band Festival Mason City IA May23-27 The event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. The mission of the North Iowa Band Festival is to provide a weekend of wholesome family entertainment at little or no cost to the family; to promote and celebrate the rich musical heritage of North Iowa; and to provide an atmosphere which showcases young musicians who are becoming a part of that heritage. It features Carnival, Concessions, Marketplace, Car Show, Arts and Craft exhibits.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Tater Daze Brooklyn Park MN June13-16 Brooklyn Park Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area.